Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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The HTA is consulting on new guidance for organ and tissue donation professionals in England

The Human Tissue Authority is now consulting on a revised Code of Practice for organ and tissue donation and transplant professionals on the new Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019.

Issue date:04 July 2019

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EU exit guidance

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, it will become a third country for the purposes of the EU Tissues and Cells Directive and the EU Organ Donation Directives.

Issue date:27 March 2019

Preparation for EU Exit

The Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance on EU Exit Operational Readiness on actions the health and care system in England should

Issue date:23 January 2019

HTA portal temporarily offline

The HTA Portal is temporarily offline due to maintenance and essential upgrade work but will be back up and running by the morning of Monday 24 September.

Issue date:21 September 2018

Ministers looking to appoint a Chair to the Human Tissue Authority (HTA)

The Department of Health is currently recruiting for a new Chair of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). The news comes after current Chair, Sharmila Nebhrajani's decision to stand down.

Issue date:15 December 2017

Licence fees and payments: 2018/19

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) had announced licence fee levels for the 2018/19 business year. These licence fees came into effect from April 2018 and was calculated on the same basis as 2017/18.

Issue date:11 December 2017

HTA Triennial Review Published

The HTA’s Triennial Review The HTA’s triennial review was conducted by the Cabinet Office to provide assurance to the Department of Health and the public that the HTA’s functions are still required and that we are operating efficiently.

Issue date:20 April 2017

HTA Business Plan and Strategy published

The HTA has published its annual Business Plan for 2017/18 and a refreshed version of our three-year Strategy.

Issue date:07 April 2017

One year on: HTA addresses all McCracken recommendations

In 2013 Justin McCracken was commissioned by the Government to review the work of the HTA and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

Issue date:13 August 2014